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Sarah Stearns

Physical theatre artist currently based in Barcelona.

Available for commercial shoots and artistic projects. Touring original work to theater festivals.


I strive to create from the place where art and science blur together, using art as a research tool and a way to look at the world. My pieces pull from the depths of the ocean- my fear of deep water, my fascination with 18th century pirates and my time working on cruise ships- and push against the fabric of space-time. I have always found following instructions and formulas to be boring and difficult, but am fascinated by theoretical physics. Through original soundscapes, acrobatic spectacle, and tall tales about science and history, I delve into these contradictions.

Tying my work together is the narrative thread of my own experience of the world. I moved from the US to Europe in 2015, changing country at a time when many face violence for trying to do the same. In my own adventures through the red tape of residency and work permits, I encounter again and again the question of borders and who gets to cross them. As a woman moving through the world on her own, I seek out instances of women as neutral storytellers and as complex human beings.

In 2018 I was able to use the ‘Crea’t’ Artistic Residency at Can Castelló Centre Civic in Barcelona as a launchpad for a solo piece exploring what it means to be “foreign” and the experience of navigating the world as a woman alone.

Please check out Theater to learn more about my current pieces, and the Calendar to find me at upcoming events.